Nocturnal, the plains threadsnake is infrequently found above ground. Soaking rains often force snakes above ground to escape flooded burrows. This species burrows underground in search of its prey. Threadsnakes feed on a variety of invertebrates, ranging from termites and ants both adults and larvae to spiders and millipedes.
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Nocturnal, the plains threadsnake is infrequently found above ground. Soaking rains often force snakes above ground to escape flooded burrows. This species burrows underground in search of its prey.
Threadsnakes feed on a variety of invertebrates, ranging from termites and ants both adults and larvae to spiders and millipedes. Females lay eggs in June and July. Hatchlings are born about two months later and measure The plains threadsnake is found in arid regions in places where moisture tends to collect and soil is loose or sandy. The plains threadsnake is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
In Texas, the single subspecies of Leptotyphlops dulcis found in the state, L. Herps of Texas. About Websites Contact Us Home. Leptotyphlops dulcis. Scientific Name:. Diagnostic Features:. Vestigial eyes present as two dark spots on either side of head. Stubby, short tail. Three scales on top of head between ocular scales. Single upper labial scale between eye scale and lower nasal scale. Gray to pink below and light brown, reddish-brown, or dull pink above.
General Distribution:. Conservation Status:. Texas Distribution:. Distribution Map:. Map is based on museum voucher specimens. Share This!
Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano Publication Date: 12 Feb Leptotyphlops dulcis is a member of Leptotyphlopidae, a clade of small, slender, fossorial snakes commonly known as slender blindsnakes, threadsnakes or wormsnakes. All but one of the approximately 93 species of Leptotyphlopidae are contained within the genus Leptotyphlops.
Rena dulcis , also known commonly as the Texas blind snake , the Texas slender blind snake , or the Texas threadsnake  , is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. The species is endemic to the Southwestern United States and adjacent northern Mexico. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. The Texas blind snake appears much like a shiny earthworm.